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Dark days

Dark days

Landy, Derek

Skulduggery Pleasant is lost on the other side of a portal, with only some evil gods for company. Can he possibly survive? (Yes, all right, he's already dead. But still.)

Paperback, Book. English. Teenage Fiction. Fantasy/Magic. Young adult fiction. Fantasy fiction. Fiction 13+.
Published London: HarperCollins Children's, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Derek Landy
ISBN: 0007325975, 9780007325979
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Physical Description: 414 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Skulduggery Pleasant
Subject: Cain, Valkyrie (Fictitious character) Fiction.; Pleasant, Skulduggery (Fictitious character) Fiction.
Series Title: Skulduggery Pleasant.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5
Interest Level: MY
Points: 12
Quiz Number: 217796


Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: detective, sorcerer, warrior.

Oh yes. And dead.

Skulduggery Pleasant is gone, sucked into a parallel dimension overrun by the Faceless Ones. If his bones haven't already been turned to dust, chances are he's insane, driven out of his mind by the horror of the ancient gods. There is no official, Sanctuary-approved rescue mission. There is no official plan to save him.

But Valkyrie's never had much time for plans.

The problem is, even if she can get Skulduggery back, there might not be much left for him to return to. There's a gang of villains bent on destroying the Sanctuary, there are some very powerful people who want Valkyrie dead, and as if all that wasn't enough it looks very likely that a sorcerer named Darquesse is going to kill the world and everyone on it.

Skulduggery is gone. All our hopes rest with Valkyrie. The world's weight is on her shoulders, and its fate is in her hands.

These are dark days indeed.


Praise for Skulduggery Pleasant:

'Skulduggery Pleasant serves up a thoroughly satisfying blend of humour, magic and adventure. Once you've met Stephanie and Skulduggery, you'll be clamouring for a sequel' Rick Riordan

'Hugely enjoyable - a thrill-a-minute adventure' Jonathan Stroud

'exciting, pacy, nicely handled and fun' Philip Ardagh, Guardian